Friday, November 22, 2013

Long the Mile by Ally Blue

 I received this book from NetGalley for an honest review.
This was a nice warm fuzzy story, which would have rated it a solid three star if it wasn’t for one thing…badly done time skips.

Oh my goodness, the time skips in this book; there were a lot of them. If you didn’t pick up on it, I really am not a fan of time skips. I mean I can deal with them if they are well done, but that wasn't the case here. The author jumps over a lot of the story that should have been included. I mean I wanted to know what it was like for Judah's first night on the street; I also would have liked to have more face time with the main characters in the beginning of their relationship. The author skipped over the first three months, my favorite time in a warm fuzzy romance such as this. I like that period of time when the feelings of friendship grow into love. I missed that. So here I am sputtering about that, when the author goes and skips over Judah's climactic moment of acceptance of himself, and having Toby in his life. There were also a few times when the author switched perspectives that left me very confused for a few moments.

So all in all I feel this could have been a better story if it flowed better, because the base line story was really heartwarming, and sweet.

 Rating: ★★
- Elspeth

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